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ALEXANDRIA, LA. - An update to yet another shooting that occurred in Alexandria, this one Wednesday night.

It was the second of three shooting incidents in Rapides Parish in less than 24 hours. This shooting ended in the death of a young and well-respected member of the Cenla music community.

At the busy intersection of Lee and MacArthur in Alexandria, just an hour after sundown, 26-year-old Brandon Williams was shot and killed at the Kwik N' Easy gas station.

Now, his family is dealing with the tragedy.

"This was senseless. I mean, someone's life was taken unnecessarily," says his aunt Lakisha Thomas.

According to Kwik N' Easy owner Sam Shabib, Williams and a friend pulled into this gas station around 8 p.m. Wednesday. Shabib says moments later, the friend came running inside the store, saying Williams had been shot.

"I've been in this like, this area like 10 years and never seen anything happen like that before," says Shabib.

Williams was not only loved by his family, but was also a well-respected and popular rapper among the Cenla music community, who knew him better by his nickname "TrappMoney."

"Everybody was cool with him. He made everybody laugh, a real jokester so you know, everybody likes him. Well-known, well-respected artist in our rap community," says DJ Speedy Tee of 98.7 KISS FM.

In fact, he was already rising to local fame with a hit song that was played on Cenla radio stations.

"When I heard the song this morning I broke down...it hurts," says friend Terrance Stewart.

William's friends say a day later, they're still trying to deal with the reality of what happened.

"He wanted to be the best person he could be. He wanted to be the best rapper he could be. You know, he didn't have any enemies. Man, it's hard, it's hard," adds Stewart.

And with no suspect behind bars yet, his family is left wondering who took their family member away and why.

"Why would someone do that is my question? And I try not to question God in situations like this, but it's always hard because he was an all-around good person. There's no one that you would be able to talk to that would have anything bad to say about him," adds Thomas.

Alexandria police, again, have not released any information about any suspects.

They say the investigation is ongoing, and we'll continue to follow this story and bring you updates as we get them.

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